Thursday, August 18, 2005
"...Jesus Christ is the ideal of the priest. He, the Son of God, raised marriage to a covenant, was celibate (contrary to widespread disparities in best-selling novels), and issued an invitation to those who can accept it to follow him in the celibate state "for the sake of the kingdom of heaven" (Matthew 19:12). As celibate priests, we are called to love the Church in the same way as Christ the Bridegroom. Perhaps the most troubling quote in the article was from former celibate Terence McDonough, who, according to his misguided "revelation," asserted, "Everyone called me 'Father,' but I was never going to be one." Our response is, Everyone calls us "Father," and we know we really are. FULL ARTICLE HERE (must register, free subscription)
(Rev. Marcel Taillon & Rev. Michael Najim: director and assistant director of vocations of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence).